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"Acts of and Complicity to Terrorism as Grounds for Exclusion from Refugee Status. A study of article 1 F of the 1951 Refugee Convention"
The question I aim to elaborate on in this thesis is the extent to which an exclusion clause referring to acts of terrorism, as suggested included in a UN Comprehensive Convention on Terrorism currently under negotiation, will impact refugee law. In order to answer this question, one must consider both the extent to which article 1 F of the 1951 Refugee Convention covers various acts of terrorism, as well as the impact of various definitions of terrorism and the scope of application of the UN Comprehensive Convention on Terrorism.